2 CORINTHIANS 5:7 NKJ
7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
God's plan for us as His children here on earth is that our walk with Him be a walk of faith.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen, or perceived with our physical senses.
HEBREWS 11:1 NKJ
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
God's Word is our evidence for our faith. We know God cannot lie. Whatever God says -- if it is not already evident to our physical senses -- will eventually come to pass. For whatever God says comes to pass. According to the Bible, God only had to speak and the universe was created.
You will never grow strong spiritually until you learn to put what God says in His Word ahead of what your circumstances and physical senses tell you.
God does not ask you to deny what your physical senses tell you, but to believe His Word above all other evidence. God simply wants you to believe that He tells the truth.
In this regard, the Bible tells us Abraham was an example of faith.
ROMANS 4:19-21 NKJ
19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb.
20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
God told Abraham he would be a father of many nations, yet Abraham had no children and his wife was too old to have children. Abraham still believed God's promise, and it came to pass. Faith is no different for us today. God is speaking to us through His Word, the Bible, and when we believe what God said, impossible things become possible.
As we keep our focus on God and His Word, we can be fully convinced, like Abraham, that God is able to do all He has said. For faith comes by hearing the Word (Romans 10:17).
Unbelief is the opposite of faith and Scripture calls it evil (Hebrews 3:12). The only cure for unbelief is correct teaching of the truth from God's Word (Mark 6:6).
COLOSSIANS 2:6 NKJ
6 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
We receive Jesus Christ by faith, and we must continue to walk our whole Christian life here on earth by faith. That means we can't base everything on our physical sense knowledge, instead of what God has said.
SAY THIS: I will walk with God by faith here on earth.
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